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1
完成時間為 2 小時

Orientation

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor, your classmates, and our learning environment....
2 個視頻 (總計 8 分鐘), 8 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
2 個視頻
Welcome to the Emergence of Life!5分鐘
8 個閱讀材料
Welcome to Emergence of Life!10分鐘
Syllabus10分鐘
Updating Your Profile10分鐘
Social Media10分鐘
About the Discussion Forums10分鐘
How Graded Discussions Work10分鐘
Discussion Rubric10分鐘
Paper Assignment Rubric10分鐘
1 個練習
Orientation Quiz10分鐘
完成時間為 5 小時

Week 1 - Geological Time and the Nature of Science

The week begins with a discussion of the historical and philosophical approaches that have been developed for the completion of scientific research, with the work of Professor Carl Woese evaluated as an example. The basic tools required for this type of scientific reasoning and the ability to overcome the challenging concepts of scale and complexity are then presented. Finally, we'll explore the dynamic formation of the Earth itself with respect to the environmental conditions present on the earliest and most ancient version of planet Earth....
9 個視頻 (總計 71 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
9 個視頻
1.2. Philosophical Benchmarks in Science10分鐘
1.3. Scientific Inquiry vs Scientific Method6分鐘
1.4. The Scale of Time and Space: Powers of Ten8分鐘
1.5. NASA’s Greeting Card to Aliens: The Golden Record11分鐘
1.6. Deep Geological Time4分鐘
1.7. The Structure of the Solar System7分鐘
1.8. Birth of the Earth7分鐘
1.9. The Perfect Storm: A Recipe for Life5分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Week 1 Overview10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 1 Quiz A
Week 1 Quiz B30分鐘
2
完成時間為 10 小時

Week 2 - The Tree of Life and Early Earth Environments

The advent of life on Earth came about as a result of a remarkable confluence of physical, chemical, and biological processes, all of which were intrinsically linked to rapidly changing early Earth environments. Within this context, cutting-edge approaches in molecular phylogeny by Professor Carl Woese revealed new understandings of the emergence of life and the possible distribution of life within the cosmos. All this and more will be explored in this week's lessons!...
10 個視頻 (總計 75 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
10 個視頻
2.2. The Place of Carl Woese in Evolutionary Biology8分鐘
2.3. Revolution of the Tree of Life7分鐘
2.4. Evolution of the Tree of Life6分鐘
2.5. How Did Life Emerge?5分鐘
2.6. The Genetic Code and Evolutionary Theory7分鐘
2.7. Throwing Rocks at Earth: The Martian Meteorite10分鐘
2.8. Microbial Mats and Stromatolites: Laying Down On the Job6分鐘
2.9. Oxygenation of the Atmosphere5分鐘
2.10. Snowball Earth; It Did Freeze Over!8分鐘
3 個閱讀材料
Week 2 Overview10分鐘
Who Was Carl Woese?10分鐘
Paper Assignment 1 Information10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 2 Quiz A
Week 2 Quiz B30分鐘
3
完成時間為 5 小時

Week 3 - Fossilization and Precambrian Life-Earth Interaction

This week, you'll explore how scientists interpret ancient fossilized life, which yields remarkably detailed and complete reconstructions of the lifestyles of ancient organisms that have been deceased for hundreds, thousands, millions, and even billions of years. These reconstructions provide valuable information regarding the evolutionary success of organism morphology and lifestyle....
7 個視頻 (總計 62 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
7 個視頻
3.2. Ancient Forensic Science: Fossilization12分鐘
3.3. Getting Old and Well-Preserved: Modes of Preservation9分鐘
3.4. Our Spineless Friends: The Invertebrates6分鐘
3.5. Lifestyles of the Rich and Fossilized6分鐘
3.6. Trying to Make a Living: Fossil Feeding Modes6分鐘
3.7. The Great Experiment of the Ediacaran Fauna7分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Week 3 Overview10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 3 Quiz A
Week 3 Quiz B30分鐘
4
完成時間為 9 小時

Week 4 - Paleozoic Life After the Advent of Skeletons

This week, you'll learn more about the Cambrian Explosion, which led to the development of external hard skeleton components at 542 million years before present. The initial successes of the invertebrates were shortly followed by the appearance of vertebrates with internal skeletons. Life then utilized these newfound evolutionary capabilities, beginning distinct cycles of radiation, diversification, and extinction, which define the three great Eukarya faunas of the Phanerozoic....
10 個視頻 (總計 96 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
10 個視頻
4.2. Cambrian Explosion3分鐘
4.3. Cambrian Fauna: Origin of Vertebrates14分鐘
4.4. Burgess Shale Experiment5分鐘
4.5. Invertebrates: Successes of Life Without a Backbone18分鐘
4.6. Paleozoic Fauna12分鐘
4.7. Vertebrates: Successes of Life With a Backbone3分鐘
4.8. Evolution of Jaws and Perfecting Predation13分鐘
4.9. Heavily Armored Fish Without Jaws6分鐘
4.10. Fish Evolution: Hook, Line, and Sinker10分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Week 4 Overview10分鐘
Paper Assignment 2 Information10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 4 Quiz A
Week 4 Quiz B30分鐘
5
完成時間為 5 小時

Week 5 - Paleozoic Plants, Reptiles, and the Transition to Land

In the early Paleozoic, plants evolved to leave the water and invade the terrestrial landscape. Following this transition, vertebrates emerged into land-based ecosystems, and Carbon Dioxide concentrations increased in the atmosphere. The greenhouse warming of the Earth propelled the success of both prevascular and vascular plants, as well as the related terrestrial radiation of the three lineages of the reptiles. This week, you'll also learn about the Permian-Triassic mass extinction and later environmental changes that opened the door to the rise of the diapsids....
7 個視頻 (總計 51 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
7 個視頻
5.2. Early Prevascular Plants3分鐘
5.3. Takeover of the Vascular Plants7分鐘
5.4. Pennsylvanian Greenhouse Earth4分鐘
5.5. Rise of the Reptiles14分鐘
5.6. Reptiles Heating Up: Thermal Regulation8分鐘
5.7. Diapsids and Synapsids: Ships Passing in the Night8分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Week 5 Overview10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 5 Quiz A
Week 5 Quiz B30分鐘
6
完成時間為 8 小時

Week 6 - Mesozoic Reign of the Dinosaurs and the Development of Flight

This week, you'll learn more about the Permian-Triassic extinction event, which caused more than 80% of life to go extinct. This opened vast swaths of ecological opportunity for radiation and diversification of life during the Mesozoic. You'll learn about symbiosis, which was widely utilized during this period, as well as the fascinating lineage of diapsid reptiles that rose to replace the synapsid predators of the late Paleozoic. We'll also discuss the rise of the dinosaurs, as well as the catastrophic meteor impact that drove the dinosaurs to extinction....
8 個視頻 (總計 68 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
8 個視頻
6.2. Rise of the Diapsids13分鐘
6.3. Pterosaurs: The ONLY Flying Reptiles4分鐘
6.4. Dinosaur Phylogeny: Hips Don't Lie7分鐘
6.5. Evolution of Flight: Life Invades the Sky6分鐘
6.6. Wild Wings: Fit to Fly10分鐘
6.7. Cretaceous Warming on a Reorganized Earth8分鐘
6.8. T. rex, and the Crater of Doom11分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Week 6 Overview10分鐘
Paper Assignment 3 Information10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 6 Quiz A
Week 6 Quiz B30分鐘
7
完成時間為 6 小時

Week 7 - Cenozoic Mammals and Global Environmental Change

With the demise of the dinosaurs, mammals rapidly radiated and diversified during the Cenozoic. The combination of abundant food sources and significant fluctuations in global climate fostered extreme variations in morphology, body size, and interaction with the environment. You'll learn why mammals had a distinct advantage over previous groups, and you'll also have the opportunity to explore multiple theories on primate and hominoid evolution in the context of global conditions during this period. ...
10 個視頻 (總計 88 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
10 個視頻
7.2. Mammals Conquer the Earth7分鐘
7.3. Big is Beautiful6分鐘
7.4. Sophistication of Mammal Skulls8分鐘
7.5. Mammalian Dentition: My, What Big Teeth You Have!11分鐘
7.6. Mammals: Taxonomy is in the Eye of the Beholder12分鐘
7.7. Mammal-Marsupial Exchange: There Goes the Neighborhood7分鐘
7.8. The Primates11分鐘
7.9. The Rise of Humans: Getting a Leg Up on the Competition9分鐘
7.10. Early Hominids: Trees versus Savannahs8分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Week 7 Overview10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 7 Quiz A
Week 7 Quiz B30分鐘
8
完成時間為 5 小時

Week 8 - Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Cosmos

No matter where you are or what you believe, sometime in your life you will look up into the sky and ask: What is out there? Where are we going? Is there life elsewhere in the universe? This course is dedicated to searching for answers to these questions. The fundamental concepts of life and habitable environments, established upon the modern synthesis of the Tree of Life, will direct us in recognizing biospheres that might be quite different from our own. In the last week of this course, we will look in detail at what the future has in store for space exploration and the search for life in the cosmos....
11 個視頻 (總計 74 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
11 個視頻
8.2. NASA: A Platform for Inter-Disciplinary Science4分鐘
8.3. Mars Flybys and Orbiters: Getting the Picture8分鐘
8.4. Mars Rovers: Was the Red Planet Habitable?9分鐘
8.5. NASA Future Missions9分鐘
8.6. NASA Institute for Universal Biology8分鐘
8.7. Think and Wonder…Wonder and Think5分鐘
8.8. The Emergence of Life: Course Synthesis 6分鐘
Emergence of Life Outtakes3分鐘
Week 8 Quiz A Video 1: Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year 2分鐘
Week 8 Quiz A Video 2: One Year to Pluto 3分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Week 8 Overview10分鐘
2 個練習
Week 8 Quiz A
Week 8 Quiz B30分鐘
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創建者 NNSep 6th 2017

Superb instructor!\n\nAnd very precise and detailed information.\n\nThank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.

創建者 CGMar 16th 2019

Enjoyed every minute of the course and learned so much at the same time!

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Bruce W. Fouke, Ph.D.

Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center
Department of Geology, Department of Microbiology, and Institute for Genomic Biology

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

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